Percy Tau got the better of Mo Salah in a stunning upset at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Albion's versatile attacker helped South Africa knock out hosts Egypt 1-0 in the last 16 in Cairo last night.

A late goal by Thembinkosi Lorch enabled Stuart Baxter's underdogs to pull off a shock.

Tau played a prominent part as an inventive outlet with a tireless performance.

He went close to scoring from a free-kick in the first half as Liverpool star Salah was kept quite after missing an early chance.

South Africa now face Leon Balogun's Nigeria in the quarter-finals.

Albion defender Balogun was brought on in the closing moments to run down the clock in place of Arsenal's Alex Iwobi, who scored the winning goal as the Super Eagles came from 2-1 down at half-time to defeat holders Cameroon 3-2.

The result ends fellow Albion defender Gaetan Bong's interest in the tournament. Bong was an unused sub for Clarence Seedorf's side.